Google doodle honours Satyajit Ray on his 92nd birth anniversary

Today's doodle depics the iconic scene from Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali, where Apu and his sister Durge cross the fields just to watch a train go by.

Published Date
02 - May - 2013
| Last Updated
02 - May - 2013
 
Google doodle honours Satyajit Ray on his 92nd birth anniversary

Google is today honouring the legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray on what would have been his 92nd birthday with a dedicated doodle on the home page.

Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) directed 36 films, including documentaries, feature films and short films, during his more than three-decades long career. He also worked as a fiction writer, illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer and film. Satyajit Ray authored a number of short stories and novels.

Satyajit Ray's first film Pather Panchali released in 1955, which went on to grab 11 international awards, including the Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. He made another two films - Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959) – to complete the famous The Apu Trilogy.

During his illustrious career, Ray bagged 32 Indian National Film Awards, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Award in 1992. He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1985 and the Legion of Honor by the President of France in 1987. The Indian government awarded him the highest honour Bharat Ratna in 1992. To know more about Satyajit Ray's biography, click here.

"We are constantly inspired by great stories and people. Our humble tribute captures a scene from Ray's first film. Visitors to Google India homepage will be greeted with information on Ray's life and movies," Sandeep Menon, director-marketing, Google India is quoted as saying.

Google's doodle for Satyajit Ray features a scene from his classic movie 'Pather Panchali'. The doodle depicts the popular scene where Apu, the protagonist, runs along with his sister Durga across the fields to watch a train go by. The background has Google's logo. Check out today's doodle below: